Richard "Dick" Thorne

THORNE: Richard "Dick"
After a wonderful evening with family, Richard passed peacefully on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Iler Lodge in Essex. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Eveleigh) for almost 53 years. Loving Dad of Brenda Mackay and husband Ken, Rick and wife Melissa and Steve and wife Beth. Proud and adored Granddad of Kole (Yasmine), Scott, Carson, Sean, Megan, Sara, Lexi and great granddaughter, Mia. Predeceased by his parents, Clem and Madge. Dearest brother of Cal, Mildred, Geraldine, Marina, late Barb, Audrey, David and Rosie. He will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Dick owned his own business as a Dental Equipment Service Technician and was very well respected in his field. He will be remembered as a truly devoted family man. Family and friends will be received for visitation on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex from 3-5 pm followed by a service to celebrate Dick's life at 5 pm. Rev. Kim Gilliland officiating. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at